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Global V-Band Satellite Deployments to Generate over $25 Billion

Wed 06, Dec 2017

New NSR Report Finds V-band Market Speculative, but a Great Potential in Cumulative Revenue Growth by 2030

Cambridge, MA – December 6, 2017 – NSR’s V-band Satellite Markets report, released today, projects the installed base for key verticals could reach 2.6 million active V-band sites by 2030, generating over $25.8 billion in cumulative revenue. The market is speculative; however, the opportunity exists such that market players currently vetting V-band’s prospects should consider launching programs supporting multiple Tbps of demand. More than 5 Tbps of demand could be generated from 2023 to 2030 alone; this does not include Mobility, Government & Military and other demand segments that can prove to be high revenue generators as well.

“It’s not all is rosy, by any stretch of the imagination. There are key issues in this market to address, starting with licensing, landing rights in key country markets, equipment/antenna development, rain fade, establishing a solid track record, and crafting a distribution mechanism,” according to Jose Del Rosario, NSR Research Director and report author.  Market success and capture is also contingent on a solid ‘go-to-market’ strategy and competitive edge that V-band must offer in order to effectively compete with other frequency platforms also targeting the same markets. V-band is just another platform targeting the same key segments and although technical differences exist, technology development can and should equalize if not improve performance metrics with existing solutions.

The good news for V-band players is every GEO-HTS and Non-GEO-HTS operator has to solve the same problems. In a sense, the playing field is generally even and if V-band arrives late, it stands a very good chance of competing head-on with other programs in different frequency platforms.  It is also worth noting some proposed LEO-HTS players planning to use Ku-band and Ka-band have likewise applied for V-band licenses to augment their networks.

About the Report

V-band Satellite Markets is an industry first analysis and forecast of V-band supply & demand across all regions and key applications, including Consumer Broadband, Enterprise VSAT and Backhaul. The study assesses the installed base of sites and subscribers in five different regional markets, investigates trends impacting market growth, forecasts service revenues and predicts satellite capacity demand and revenues for each V-band market vertical and region. For additional information on this report, including a table of contents, list of exhibits & executive summary, please visit or call NSR at +1-617-674-7743.

About NSR

NSR is the leading global market research and consulting firm focused on the satellite and space sectors. NSR’s global team, unparalleled coverage and anticipation of trends with a higher degree of confidence and precision than the competition is the cornerstone of all NSR offerings.  First to market coverage and a transparent, dependable approach sets NSR apart as the key provider of critical insight to the satellite and space industries.  Contact us at to discuss how we can assist your business.

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